United Nations Peacekeeping

United Nation Peacekeeping Mission:
  • United Nations Peacekeeping was created in 1948.
  • They are often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets
  • Purpose: It provides security, political, and peacebuilding support to countries under conflicts. It helps countries make the difficult, early transition from conflict to peace.
  • Principles: They are guided by three basic principles:
    • Consent of the parties
    • Impartiality
    • Non-use of force except in self-defense and defense of the mandate.
  • Authorised by: Every peacekeeping mission is authorized by the UN Security Council.
  • Peacekeeping forces: Member states contribute their manpower for Peacekeeping forces on a voluntary basis.
  • Funding: The financial resources of UN Peacekeeping operations are the collective responsibility of UN Member States. Every Member State is legally obligated to pay their respective share for peacekeeping.
  • The UN Peacekeeping Force won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988.
India and the UN Peacekeeping forces:
  • India is consistently among the top troop-contributing nations to the UN. At present, 5,528 personnel of India are serving in eight countries. It is currently the fifth-largest contribution.
  • India’s contribution to the regular budget is 0.83% and 0.16% of the peacekeeping budget.
Other Countries Contributions:
  • The US has never contributed ground troops. But it contributes 27% of the U.N. peacekeeping budget.
  • China currently contributes over 2,500 troops in various UN missions. It provides for 12% of the UN’s regular general budget and 15% of the peacekeeping budget.

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